Reading the Mind of the Buddha

I just returned from a trip to Japan and Thailand where Christian imagery is at the minimum, and where worshippers are reading the mind of the Buddha instead. It is extremely refreshing to encounter a world where one is presented with the here and now of
life (living in the moment) rather than a sprint to the distance of an after-world. After all, we need to solve problems on the road we travel before the great freeway in the sky.

Buddhas line up in the temples and smile or smirk or just lie there reclining and enjoying. It seems a happier alternative to death on the cross.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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